Getting multiarch dpkg into Debian
Posted Mar 7, 2012 20:44 UTC (Wed) by vonbrand
In reply to: Getting multiarch dpkg into Debian
Parent article: Getting multiarch dpkg into Debian
Haven't used --force for untold ages here... forcing the installation of something without the proper dependencies will brew trouble.
Yes, the RPM format allows relocatable packages; in practice making something relocatable is a major undertaking, for very little use (so almost nobody hops through all the required hoops). Small wonder.
Yes, just installing some random arch's libraries and executables and then having the whole thing magically run would be nice... if you are into that. If the software is open source, a native (and thus presumably much more performant) package is at the end of your fingertips, so this point is moot for most of the user population anyway.
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